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TransPennine Express is a train operator. They run train services across Northern England and Scotland.

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TransPennine Express job reviews

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  • Best thing

    The staff I work with

    Worst thing

    You dont get noticed, take abuse on most days, not always feeling safe in the workplace, the rota should be changed to spend more quality time with family and loved ones.

    7.0

    TransPennine Express Employee, November 2023

  • Best thing

    My staff members and helping the public

    Worst thing

    Getting abuse, short staff

    6.6

    TransPennine Express Employee, September 2023

  • Best thing

    Meering nice people

    Worst thing

    Shift work

    6.6

    TransPennine Express Conductor, September 2023

  • Best thing

    Free Travel

    Worst thing

    Working from home

    9.9

    TransPennine Express Customer assistant, December 2021

  • Best thing

    The “view from the office window” includes some of the best scenery in the north of England & Scotland. Comfortable environment, well looked after while at work. Wage.

    Worst thing

    Early starts & late finishes including weekends and bank holidays. Need concentration at all times while driving. Loads of assessments and tests to just get the job, then complete the training with even more tests and assessments.

    9.9

    TransPennine Express Train driver, August 2021

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  • Best thing

    Variety in shifts and services worked.
    Not stuck in an office or at a desk.
    Working alongside amazing onboard, station, and cleaning colleagues who offer assistance and friendliness whenever needed.
    Great communication and support from local/depot management.
    Opportunities to problem solve and help people in difficult situations.
    Rarely bored or left with nothing to do.
    Great benefits/perks with First Group.
    Small company compared to a lot of TOCs with a more compact network so feels a bit more tight-knit and friendly.

    Worst thing

    If shift work isn't for you then you will struggle with the job.
    Out of touch head office/upper company management who have no appreciation for the difficulties of frontline roles.
    All other non-management, frontline grades are consistently and obviously shown to be second best compared to train driver grade.
    Company actively dislikes internal "promotions" for frontline colleagues.
    Operational communication and planning/resilience could be greatly improved.

    8.9

    TransPennine Express Conductor, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Great salary, great working conditions, excellent pension, not stuck behind a desk, every day is different, 4 day week, excellent overtime potential, great benefits, friendly colleagues.

    Worst thing

    Unsociable hours

    9.4

    TransPennine Express Driver, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Travelling across the country

    Worst thing

    Shifts start time and end time

    9.8

    TransPennine Express Conductor, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The people, the pay and overall a good company to work for.

    Worst thing

    Can be stressful, unsociable hours. Working alone.

    7.5

    TransPennine Express Station supervisor, August 2020

  • Best thing

    The passing scenery

    Worst thing

    Walking to a train at a depot in the rain/snow

    9.9

    TransPennine Express Train driver, August 2020

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  • Best thing

    The pay and benefits, hours per week. Final salary pension scheme

    Worst thing

    Nothing really. Maybe early starts sometimes.

    10

    TransPennine Express Driver, July 2020

  • Best thing

    Working on my own

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    9.9

    TransPennine Express Train driver, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Flexibility, time off, 4 day week

    Worst thing

    Strange shifts

    9.9

    TransPennine Express Train driver, May 2020